Friday, November 06, 2009

greek mythology: lernaean hydra..

Lernaean Hydra (Picture)

the Lernaean Hydra (offspring of Typhon n Echidna) was a many headed serpent with deadly venom breath, living in the swamps. only 1 of the heads was immortal, the rest could be cut off, with 1-2 growing back in its place. it devoured animals n people. Hercules n Iolaus put an end to the hydra by by burning the stump of each head as soon as it was cut off. when the last head was left, they tore it off, avoiding the poisonous blood.

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